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Sibley County to further explore providing prosecution services for Arlington and G.I.

7/11/2019

By Amy Newsom
Correspondent

The Sibley County Board held its regular meeting in Gaylord on Tuesday morning, July 9.


County Attorney David Schauer said he had been approached in February by Ross Arneson about having the county take over the criminal prosecutions for the cities of Arlington and Green Isle. Arneson would like to continue to handle civil matters for both cities.


In order to handle the workload, Schauer said the county would need to hire one additional attorney and a part-time clerical assistant. Schauer said he would also like to move some of the duties from his second assistant. He said Arneson was charging $125 per hour and estimated an additional cost to the county of $14,000 for the additional staff.  Schauer recommended a negotiating committee meet with Arlington and Green Isle to work out a contract with a flat sum for services to keep the county’s expense at $14,000.

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Sibley County Board follows P & Z recommendation to allow accessory dwellings

7/11/2019

By Amy Newsom
Correspondent

The Sibley County Board, at its regular meeting on Tuesday morning, July 9,  followed a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved ordinance amendment #132 to allow accessory dwellings as a conditional use in residential and agricultural areas.  


An accessory dwelling is defined as a separate dwelling constructed on an undivided lot for the sole use by the occupants of the principal building, including their immediate relatives by marriage, blood, or adoption. The definition does not allow units to be used for commercial or rental purposes. The type of dwelling could be attached to the principal structure or  within a detached structure. Accessory dwellings would be allowed as a conditional use in the districts that extra farm dwellings and temporary dwellings are currently an allowable conditional use.

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Arlington Enterprise newspaper was established 135 years ago this week

7/11/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington Enterprise has been a proud member of the community for the past 135 years. It is considered the oldest business in Arlington.


The Arlington Enterprise made its first appearance during the second week of July in 1884.


According to the July 18, 1884 edition of the Sibley County Independent (Henderson), “It is a bright newsy sheet and no doubt will meet with good success. James B. Scharpe, well known throughout the county, is the editor.”

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